What kind of battery life are 2011 13 inch MacBook Pro users getting?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TSE, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Title says it all. I'm curious and going to decide between the 13 inch MacBook Pro or the 11 inch Air once it's updated.
     
  2. cloroxbleach4 macrumors 6502a

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    2011 13" MBP - I'm getting about 6 hours-ish
     
  3. gullySn0wCat macrumors 6502

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    6-8 with the brightness down to about half and not watching Flash videos
     
  4. th3goob macrumors regular

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    im getting a good like 6 hours with brightness on full and with keyboard backlights on full while playing starcraft 2, the battery on this machine is insane!:)
     
  5. dizzydot macrumors member

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    About 6-8 hours with screen at 1/2 -3/4 brightness. I think the battery life is pretty damn good compared with my previous PC laptop. In fact there's not much to complain about at all so far :)
     
  6. palpatine macrumors 68040

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    6 i guess. it seems to last pretty long.

    i am not sure i see the 13" mbp and 11" mba in the same category, though. i suppose the 13" mbp and mba make more sense in a comparison. rather than battery life, i'd be looking at performance (what are you going to do with it), price, weight, speed, etc.
     
  7. adztaylor macrumors 68000

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  8. Fugue macrumors 6502

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    Browsing the web on 3/4 brightness gives me 5-7 hours without flash.

    Flash/gaming/or a bit of photo editing gives me 3-5 hours.
     
  9. Trentolol macrumors member

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  10. Mak47 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm consistently between 7-9 hours. I do a pretty even amount of web browsing, email, document writing in Pages, Keynote presentations & prep, photo editing in Gimp. I'm very pleased.
     
  11. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    6-7hrs with bluetooth off, wifi on and brightness at 4-5; doing basic browsing/word processing.
    8-9hrs with wifi & bluetooth off, 4-5 brightness; doing basic productivity tasks.
     
  12. Neverbepeace macrumors 6502a

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    I love the responses

    Almost time for me to pick one up:D
     

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